Maia Jasper White


Maia Jasper White

Maia Jasper White is a chamber musician, teacher, and musical entrepreneur.


Outside of her work with Salastina, Maia’s chamber music performances have brought her around the country and the world. Highlights include concerts in Portugal, the Netherlands, France, Israel, Canada, and Turkey.


A dedicated teacher, Maia is the Director of Chamber Music at Caltech -- a robust program serving 10% of the student body.


She is also on the chamber music faculty of the Colburn School of Performing Arts. Previously, Maia taught both violin and chamber music at Chapman University and the Luzerne Music Center. She also served as a guest artist-teacher at CalArts.


Maia joined the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's first violin section in 2010. She was a member of the Pacific Symphony's first violin section for 10 years. She twice served as Concertmaster of the Crested Butte Music Festival in Colorado.

Her orchestral work also includes scoring for motion pictures and television. She’s contributed to scores by John Williams, Danny Elfman, Tom Newman, and Alexandre Desplat, among many others. Scoring is also how she met her husband, composer Philip White.


Maia studied English and Musicology at Yale, and continued her violin studies at USC and the Paris Conservatory. She received a certificate in nonprofit management from the Center for Nonprofit Management, and was a participant in the League of American Orchestra's Essentials of Orchestra Management Program.


She loves writing about music, and gets it out of her system on Salastina’s blog.